Lunchtime Survey: The Best Task Chair?

Lunchtime Survey: The Best Task Chair?

Maxwell Ryan
Nov 2, 2007

What do you want under your toosh? We do far too much sitting at work, and whether you work from home or office, a task chair - at some point - becomes a necessity. We waver between the purely utilitarian and the pretty. We thought we'd see what you think...

Eames Aluminum Management Chairs - Designed in 1958, these chairs were originally developed by Charles Eames as a special project for a private residence designed by Eero Saarinen and Alexander Girard.

The Aeron Chair - Designed by Don Chadwick and Bill Stumpf in the 90's, these became dotcom boom/bust icons, but still rule the roost. These are durable, comfortable and classic.

The Leap Chair - This is the one we use. From Steelcase in 1999 and a bit warmer and more colorful than the Aeron, this is part of the next generation that tries to outdo Aeron at it's game.

The Freedom Chair - Designed by Niels Diffrient in 1999, this chair has won raves as better than the rest. A bit simpler than other chairs, the Freedom eliminates many manual adjustments and creates instead a system of internal mechanisms that respond to the user's needs.

(This will run for exactly one hour.)
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